YMCA Gymnastics Launches at Seaford

YMCA South Australia (The Y) will extend its successful gymnastics programs to the City of Onkaparinga when it assumes management of the Aerial Gymnastics Club in Seaford with classes starting on Monday 20 July.

The Y moved to take control of the purpose built facility in Shearer Drive when the current owner decided to sell the business and equipment after operating at the site for 18 months.

The 400 square metre, fully functional gymnastics centre boasts an in-ground foam pit and in-ground tumble track. Head Coach, Toni Hayles, said the opportunity to grow The Y’s gymnastics footprint was exciting.

“Our programs are flexible and inclusive and we have members ranging from children aged 6 months up to 20-year olds. Seaford and the surrounding region is a growth area for families and young people which are our key participant groups,” she said.

“We will be aiming to grow membership to further enhance the lifestyle of kids within the Seaford and City of Onkaparinga region. With gymnastics being a fundamental sport for all, the centre will look to provide life-long skills for use in both future sporting and professional endeavours.”

The YMCA currently manages the Glengowrie Recreation Centre as a standalone gymnastics centre serving approximately 500 children per week. Programs that will be offered at Seaford include Gymnastics for All, Kindergym, Mini-Gym, Women’s Artistic Gymnastics, Gym Ability (Leap) and School and Vacation Care programs. Online enrolments open on the 13th of July, with classes starting on the 20th of July.

Gymnastics, as a sport, has recently been recognised in the top three participated sports within Australia for children under 15 years of age (AusSport via AusPlay). The Seaford centre served 150 active members prior to the current COVID-19 event.

For more information about YMCA South Australia visit https://www.sa.ymca.org.au/seaford.